my favorite YA fiction books

A Listmania! list by Gabrielle Annette "questgirl"
 
A Corner Of The Universe
1.  A Corner Of The Universe by Ann M. Martin
The list author says:
  "Set in 1960, this novel protrays the developing relationship between a girl and her socially outcast uncle. Trials and triumphs are encountered in this heartwarming novel."
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Inside Out
2.  Inside Out by Terry Trueman
The list author says:
  "A teenager with schizophrenia is held hostage. This book details his somewhat bizarre thoughts and actions. A captivating, quick read."
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Stuck in Neutral
3.  Stuck in Neutral by Terry Trueman
The list author says:
  "Another good one by Terry Trueman. This book is written from the perspective of an individual with severe cerebral palsy. He cannot communicate, so he is stuck with his own thoughts. A fascinating read that ends in a a rather interesting way."
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What I Call Life
4.  What I Call Life by Jill Wolfson
The list author says:
  "A girl adjusts to life in a group home after her mother is sent for treatment. Having previously been her mother's caretaker, the narrator learns to relax and embrace her childhood."
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Elsewhere
5.  Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin
The list author says:
  "This is about life after death and coping with one's own demise. A very unique read."
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The Body of Christopher Creed
6.  The Body of Christopher Creed by Carol Plum-Ucci
The list author says:
  "This is a suspensful novel about the disapperance of a less than popular high school student. It contains many great lessons about being too quick to judge others. One of my all time favorites."
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The Skull of Truth: A Magic Shop Book
7.  The Skull of Truth: A Magic Shop Book by Bruce Coville
The list author says:
  "Bruce Coville was my favorite author growing up. I came across this book during my college career and loved it. This book gives a powerful lesson about truth and friendship."
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How I Live Now
8.  How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff
The list author says:
  "Wow, Great book! It shows how war changes things. The main character has an eating disorder that's tactfully interwoven into the book. Capitals are creatively used."
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3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (257 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Bronx Masquerade
9.  Bronx Masquerade by Nikki Grimes
The list author says:
  "Slam poetry explains how the students really feel and who they really are behind their masks."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (131 customer reviews)

Holes
10.  Holes by Louis Sachar
The list author says:
  "A boy is sentenced to a camp where the children dig holes as punishment. The larger story unfolds as past and present are intertwined. Better than the movie (and I liked the movie)."
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Catalyst
11.  Catalyst by Laurie Halse Anderson
The list author says:
  "A competitive high school student learns that some things may matter more than who gets into the best college."
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Kira-Kira
12.  Kira-Kira by Cynthia Kadohata
The list author says:
  "This one reads like a memior told by a young Japanese-American. She shares her family's story through a child's honest voice."
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (237 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Fever 1793
13.  Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson
The list author says:
  "The yellow fever outbreak forces a family apart. I enjoyed it because I like reading about irradicated illnesses. I also used it in a paper on multicultural literature because of the role of African Americans."
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Downsiders
14.  Downsiders by Neal Shusterman
The list author says:
  "A girl discovers a boy from a community that lives below New York City. The learn about how each other lives until the boy's colony is threatened."
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Things Not Seen
15.  Things Not Seen by Andrew Clements
The list author says:
  "A boy turns invisible. He meets a girl who is blind, and they become friends. Complicating things are the authorities wanting to know where the boy is since he is "missing.""
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The Nature of Jade
16.  The Nature of Jade by Deb Caletti
The list author says:
  "The first part is a serene story about a high school girl who likes elephants. Then she falls in love with the mysterious boy who visits the elephants at the zoo at night."
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I Am the Messenger
17.  I Am the Messenger by Markus Zusak
The list author says:
  "A teenage boy with no direction gets cryptic messages written on cards. He must figure out what must be done in each case. Some messages turn out well, some do not."
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The Adoration of Jenna Fox (The Jenna Fox Chronicles)
18.  The Adoration of Jenna Fox (The Jenna Fox Chronicles) by Mary E. Pearson
The list author says:
  "Jenna Fox does not remember much about her past. She finds herself awakening in a strange room and has been told that she survived a horrible accident. Set in the future, this novel explores scientific ethics and sheds light on possible future occurances. It is also a mystery as Jenna begins to remember who she was and discovers who she is."
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Luna
19.  Luna by Julie Anne Peters
The list author says:
  "This novel explores gender identity from the point of view of a girl whose brother is transgendered and grappling with the coming out process. It is compelling and informative. A must read."
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